ltd230: mind over mirrors “small portion” c22 $7 US / $8 CANMEX / $9 INTL
i couldn’t be happier about mind over mirrors return to digitalis with this brief glimpse of what is coming next. “small portion” picks up where “the voice rolling” left off, but finds jaime fennelly harvesting new ground with new ideas. “barely spun (again)” is the perfect segue into this step forward into the bluest of skies. using positive pipe organ, electronics, and tape to weave each sequence into something fantastically symphonic, “barely spun (again)” floats. light as air and totally mesmerizing, the only thing you can do as it absorbs you is drift ahead.
recorded in belgium at AIR in antwerp, it is amazing how fennelly is able to use their pipe organ and bend and sculpt it so that it sounds like his entirely. the hypnotic rhythm of “barely spun (again)” is puncuated by the meditative sprawl that is “curious shape.” as it unwinds through minimal passages that flicker and drone away, there’s a very slow and casual build up of tension. it’s not instantly recognizable until the piece comes together at the end and lets it all run free. it’s beautiful and reassures you that these are still sonic mountains you want to climb. edition of 125.